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“Paradise inside the chaos of SP”

Parque Estadual da Cantareira - Nucleo Pedra Grande
Ranked #25 of 726 things to do in Sao Paulo
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Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Paradise inside the chaos of SP”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

I am a nature girl and this place made me feel calm and relaxed. Inside the hectic city of SP, in the Zona Norte this little plot of forest is a welcome getaway. There are hundreds of butterflies and tropical trees. I even saw a strange animal that looked like a mix between a raccoon and a lemur. It is definitely a hike.. being from FL I'm used to flat ground. This is a mountain. But just go at a slow pace and it's fine. Once at the top, you have a breathtaking view of all of SP.. it really is humongous. A great photo op as well! A really nice place

Visited March 2013
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“Great outdoor hiking near the city”
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

We've visited two different areas in the park and love it. The entrance for nucleo pedra grange is the most popular and is a good workout uphill for an hour and worth it for the view of the city. We have also gone to the nucleo engordador entrance a bit more north which has more nature trails and lots of little waterfalls. Recommend for groups and families. Bring a picnic. Very safe and organized with regular patrols and entrance control. Most don't allow you to start hiking after 3pm so go in the morning.

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